I create paintings about women as a way to speak my truth as a female. I believe that by empowering women we do not disempower men, we liberate and elevate society as a whole.
The first piece in this series is titled “Don’t be a Pussy” because I hate that pussy is used as a derogatory term for weak and cowardly. Pussies are strong and brave. They bleed and birth and persevere. Just because they are soft doesn’t mean that they are not strong. In fact, I feel that their strength lies in their softness and their ability to adapt. I dream that one day the word ‘pussy’ will become synonymous with all the strength and bravery and beauty that they contain.
Hannah Moghbel grew up as a German-Iranian immigrant in the Appalachian Mountains of
Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Art Education from Shepherd University, West Virginia in 2007, the same year in which she began painting vulvas. Her work explores themes of desire and feminine identity through detailed hyper-realistic oil paintings. She is currently based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado.